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Tasked with the fight against fraud threatening the EU financial interests the newly created European Public Prosecutor Office [EPPO] will create a new range of cross-border investigations that might impact Irish citizens.

In her recent paper for ERA Forum, Elise Martin-Vignerte discusses the presence of procedural safeguards in the specific context of EPPO cross-border investigation between participating Member States, non-participating Member States (e.g. Ireland) and third countries.

A look into the extent of these procedural safeguards and their efficacy reveals serious limitations to defence rights and raises concerns for future suspect and accused person involved in these cross-border investigations.

Full paper available here